Our Habitat for Humanity Methodist Build breaks ground Thursday, October 15, and Benson Memorial has committed to supplying all the baffles for the house!
You might be asking, what is a baffle?
Baffles are installed in homes in the interior between the roof line/eaves overhang and outside wall soffit. They can be made
of cardboard, metal, foam, or plastic.
Habitat for Humanity believes energy savings for homeowners
is an important part of providing affordable homes. By installing cardboard baffles, the homes are more energy efficient, which means smaller heating and cooling bills for the families.
The baffles volunteers make are longer than a typical baffle.
The length keeps more of the blown-in insulation in the attic space. More insulation equals more heating and cooling kept
inside the house, not escaping out from underneath the eaves.
The typical Habitat build requires 55 baffles.
We’ve teamed up with local business College Hunks Hauling Junk. They’ve purchased the cardboard baffles, and we’ll make them beautiful and uplifting! This creates an opportunity for a creative, no-contact, service project for our Benson Memorial Family. It’s a great way for families to serve together, and it’s something that anyone at any age can do. Do it on your own or with the whole family! This is also a great way for parents to begin a discussion with their children about housing insecurity in our community and how we can help make a difference.
How Can You Participate?
Step 1: Email Cortney Babajtis and tell her how many baffles you’d like to pick up from the church and what day you’d like to pick them up (Monday through Wednesday, after 2:00 p.m.).
Step 2: Go to the church on your pick-up day and pick up your baffle(s). They’ll be placed right outside the office door of the Administration building for you to pick up with no contact. (Monday through Wednesday, after 2:00 p.m.).
Step 3: Take your baffle(s) home and decide how you’d like to decorate it and what inspirational and loving note you’d like to leave for the homeowners. You can use paint, markers, crayons, stickers, or all of those together! The homeowner family will be able to do a walk-through once all the baffles are put into place, so they will get to see all your loving creativity and encouragement!
Step 4: Email Cortney Babajtis to
schedule a no-contact drop off of your baffle(s) before Tuesday, October 20.